More to the Story Monday

It’s November.

In less than 2 months I will have been on my “new and improved” fitness journey for an entire year!

Over the course of 1 year I have lost 12 pounds.  I have gained muscle.  I fit back into old clothes and have even bought new ones!

I have gained confidence and energy like never before.  I have seen first hand my body is capable of a lot more than I ever thought possible.

In the midst of ALL THESE WINS and more, I still struggle.

There are days I want the piece of chocolate more than the fruit.  There are days I feel sad, frustrated. or even just “bleh” and turn to food for comfort that I know is not going to help.

But over the course of a year I am learning the value of moderation.  Never say never, but how about not now.

I am learning that my identity is NOT found in a number on a scale or how “flat” or not so flat my stomach appears in the mirror as I do the 1,000th burpee.

The Lord has used the daily discipline or fitness and nutrition to chip away at strongholds in my life.  He is using this pattern to show me that through focus and complete dependence on HIM the battle is already won.

No matter what a day has held his mercies are new every morning.  He is a God of second chances and ready to welcome me back.

He delights in my victories and loves me just the same in my failures.

You see…I may post A LOT about workouts and nutrition but there is MORE to the story.


Behind every good sweaty selfie or “clean meal” picture of my plate is wife and momma walking in the grace of our savior and learning SO.MUCH. about THE incredible Creator and how HE uses HIS creation to bring Him GLORY.



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